Rob Ford undergoes lung biopsy, mayor tells columnist

NOTE: (Sept. 17, 2014) Rob Ford’s doctor Zane Cohen disputed Joe Warmington’s report clarifying that no tumour had been found on the mayor’s lung. 

TORONTO – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is in pain and is “feeling pretty sick” when he was asked about his health by a newspaper columnist on Monday.

The Toronto Sun’s Joe Warmington spoke to the mayor over the telephone and described his condition as “not too good.”

Ford remains under treatment at Mt. Sinai Hospital after a tumour was discovered in his abdomen last week.

Test results to determine the exact nature of his condition are expected in the coming days.

Doug Ford told Global News Tuesday there would be an update on the mayor’s condition Wednesday afternoon.

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The mayor told Warmington a biopsy was conducted on his lungs Monday and that he continues to experience vomiting.

READ MORE: Doctors weigh in: Rob Ford in hospital for tumour in his abdomen

The newspaper also reported that Ford has been making calls to his constituents while in his hospital bed.

The Toronto mayor relinquished his quest for re-election last week following his tumour discovery.

His brother and campaign manager Doug Ford agreed to take his place on the municipal ballot with voters heading to the polls on Oct. 27.

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